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"Congressman Reconquista": Immigration Reformers Not Welcome In GOP
The New American ^ | May 7, 2005 | William Norman Grigg

Posted on 05/06/2005 6:18:42 PM PDT by Founding Father

"Congressman Reconquista": Immigration Reformers Not Welcome In GOP

by William Norman Grigg

May 7, 2005

According to Utah Congressman Chris Cannon, a shameless flack for the illegal immigrant lobby, those committed to protecting our borders cannot be true Republicans.

During a May 4 Washington, D.C. forum sponsored by the Latino Coalition, Representative Chris Cannon (R-Utah), a congressional point man for the Bush administration’s illegal immigrant amnesty proposal, suggested that fellow Republican congressman Tom Tancredo of Colorado "ought to reconsider his membership in the Republican Party," reported the Rocky Mountain News.

While Rep. Tancredo, like most politicians, has a lot to answer for – such as his support for the Iranian Mujahiddin al-Kalq, a Marxist terrorist group – his stance on immigration reform and border control has been sound and commendable. He has clashed repeatedly with the Bush administration over its proposed amnesty for illegal immigrants, and been pointedly rebuked by the White House on more than a few occasions.

By way of contrast, Rep. Cannon’s attitude toward the Bush administration is one of utter servility. His relationship with the "Reconquista Lobby" – foundation-funded open borders groups like the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) and La Raza – is close kindred to treason.

In March 2003, Cannon helped create the U.S.-Mexico Political Caucus. In a June 6, 2002 speech to a gathering of MALDEF, where he was presented with the group’s "Excellence in Leadership Award," Cannon declared: "We love immigrants in Utah… And we don’t oftentimes make the distinction between legal and illegal. In fact I think Utah was the first state in the country to legislate the ability to get a driver’s license based on the matricula consular [card] and of that I am proud." The "matricula" card referred to by Cannon is an insecure ID card issued by Mexican consulate to Mexican nationals in this country, whether here legally or illegally.

During the 2004 campaign, Cannon faced an unexpected primary challenge by immigration reform candidate Matt Throckmorton, who offered a strong showing despite being outspent by several orders of magnitude. On several occasions Cannon accused his immigration-reform critics of being in league with eugenicists, neo-Nazis, and other despicable folks. Cannon plumbed similar depths of dishonesty during the May 4 discussion.

"I don’t think there’s a place in the Republican Party for racism, for xenophobia, for ideas that are fundamentally un-American," groused the Reconquista Lobby’s favorite Republican congressman. Referring to Rep. Tancredo, Cannon declared: "I think he ought to consider his views and decide whether they’re consistent with the Republican Party."

It apparently hasn’t occurred to Cannon that all congressmen (himself included) swore an oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution, not the platform of the GOP, the policies of the president, or the whims of foreign lobbies like MALDEF. Agitating on behalf of the abolition of our national borders may be "consistent with the Republican Party" as led by George W. Bush, but it’s hardly consistent with that solemn oath of office – and fellow traveler with the likes of MALDEF are in no position to cast aspersions on the patriotic standing of those who believe in enforcing our immigration laws.


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To: Wormwood
Maryinex? Stupid beer...
I meant Martinez. SENATOR Mel Martinez, who cashed many a check of mine thank you very much,.
21 posted on 05/06/2005 6:41:47 PM PDT by Wormwood (I! I! Cthulhu fhtagn!)
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To: Abram; Annie03; Baby Bear; bassmaner; Bernard; BJClinton; BlackbirdSST; blackeagle; BroncosFan; ...
Libertarian ping.To be added or removed from my ping list freepmail me or post a message here.
23 posted on 05/06/2005 6:44:32 PM PDT by freepatriot32 (If you want to change government support the libertarian party www.lp.org)
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To: NEBUCHADNEZZAR1961

testicles! He has NONE!


24 posted on 05/06/2005 6:44:34 PM PDT by zzen01
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To: Founding Father

Cannon is very touchy on this subject. does he or his family have any businesses that use illegals?


25 posted on 05/06/2005 6:45:55 PM PDT by Shermy
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To: Founding Father
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26 posted on 05/06/2005 6:46:48 PM PDT by Wormwood (I! I! Cthulhu fhtagn!)
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To: Shermy
Cannon is very touchy on this subject. does he or his family have any businesses that use illegals?

You'll find that the ruling classes would hire Satan himself to mow their lawn for $5.00 an hour.

Sadly, some Freepers have no problem cashing in their thirty Pesos as well.

29 posted on 05/06/2005 6:54:55 PM PDT by Wormwood (I! I! Cthulhu fhtagn!)
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To: Wormwood

Thirty pesos, I like that one!


30 posted on 05/06/2005 6:56:40 PM PDT by NEBUCHADNEZZAR1961
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To: Founding Father

I think Congressman Cannon needs to get Freeped. Perhaps he isn't familiar with the power of Freepers.


31 posted on 05/06/2005 6:56:56 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Hey! Hey! Ho! Ho! Andrew Heyward's got to go!)
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To: IslamoCommieObserver

I'm still registered Rep. but I've decided that they lost my vote. Both parties are selling this country out so I think I'll just sit out election day from now on and join the ranks of those that just don't give a damn anymore.


32 posted on 05/06/2005 6:58:12 PM PDT by Mr. Keys
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To: Mr. Keys
Both parties are selling this country out so I think I'll just sit out election day from now on and join the ranks of those that just don't give a damn anymore.

I used to mock single issue voters.

Until I joined them.

Our rulers, Republican and Democrat alike, have firmly sided with legalized brown slavery.

A pox on both their houses.

33 posted on 05/06/2005 7:00:21 PM PDT by Wormwood (I! I! Cthulhu fhtagn!)
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To: Ben Ficklin
Majority Leader Snaps Tancredo to Heel

I have a lot of respect for Mr. DeLay, but he better take heed. If he thinks Guns, Abortion and Anti-Liberalizem were a wave to ride into power, this:

Zogby: Americans fed up on illegal aliens. Majority against Bush plan, 81% want cops to help feds

will be a tsunami. Wake up Republican Party!

34 posted on 05/06/2005 7:00:39 PM PDT by kAcknor (That's my version of it anyway....)
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To: aquila48
The last time I got a request for a contribution, I sent it back with just a note telling them to get back to me when they get serious on illegal immigration!!

I had a phone solicitation from them last week and said the same thing. Close the borders and I'll resume donating.

35 posted on 05/06/2005 7:01:07 PM PDT by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., how many girls did you drown today?")
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To: Founding Father

This just reflects the power of this illegal immigration issue. If there were some worthwhile arguments to be made for the government's current policy or current proposal, this guy would be making them. Instead, he apparently feels that his best strategy is to denigrate those who are recognizing the problem.

This is a simple, but very powerful, issue and any good politician will wind up on the right side of it. How long can fellas like this get away with calling the taxpayers and workers in this country racist for asserting their interests and for asking only that their laws be enforced. The longer it goes on, the worse it's gonna get. ;-)

36 posted on 05/06/2005 7:02:05 PM PDT by Scenic Sounds (S, estamos libres sonrer otra vez - ahora y siempre.)
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To: Founding Father

It appears that the GOP is leaving us much as the Democrat Party left Reagan.


37 posted on 05/06/2005 7:02:32 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: kAcknor

Si, Ortega!


39 posted on 05/06/2005 7:07:19 PM PDT by LNewman
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To: Founding Father
When did we concede the Republican Party to the country club crowd? Who the hell are they to determine who is and isn't welcome? It is time for the Republican Party to either return to the conservative roots that put it into power or be replaced by a more conservative movement.

I challenge anyone on this board to name three conservative positions the Republican Party or the Bush administration are advancing.

40 posted on 05/06/2005 7:11:59 PM PDT by Natural Law
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